R&B singer R. Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering, bribery and sexual exploitation of a child as well as sex trafficking.
The indictment alleges that R. Kelly and his entourage would “recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with Kelly and produce pornography, including child pornography.”
The alleged crimes are said to have occurred as far back as 1994 up to December of 2018.
Gloria Allred, an attorney who represented three of R. Kelly’s victims, says “of all the predators that I have pursued… Mr Kelly is the worst, a dangerous sexual predator”https://t.co/wpt61wb0uw pic.twitter.com/zAY4pRjaPY
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“We look forward to the truth and the facts coming to light as the defense will continue to vigorously defend Mr. Kelly,” defense attorney Thomas Farinella said in a statement to CNN before the trial. “After all, the RICO ‘Enterprise’ is based on a series of independent relationships and events that the government is trying to patch together like different types of fabrics and trying to pass it off as silk.”